Office of Correctional Ministries

The Office of Correctional Ministries, Catholic Diocese of Galveston / Houston provides services to 26 Texas prison units, 10 county jails and 1 Federal unit. Much of our time is spent on building a facility to house men or women who have been released from incarceration. We are searching for property in the Houston area on which to build a home for seven men.

Isaiah 61 - Yahweh has anointed me. He has sent me to bring the news to the afflicted, soothe the broken hearted, proclaim liberty to captives, release to those in prison.

Who We Are

Office of Correctional Ministries, Catholic Diocese of Galveston / Houston serves 1 Federal unit, 26 State units and 10 County Jails. We have over 150 volunteers who provide a range of services. We are involved in ministry to offenders, victims and their family members, inmate families, law enforcement officers, ex-offenders and their families.

Our Vision

Mission Statement: The Office of Correctional Ministries is the Church's response to the spiritual needs of those who are incarcerated in jails or prisons, or who have been victimized by crime and violence. In offering God's presence, the Church, through Correctional Ministries, reminds us that faith CAN be renewed through reconciliation.

Types Of Activity

One-on-one, in-prison spiritual counsel; Sacramental services; Bible studies; Devotions such as Holy Rosary, Sacred Heart of Jesus; exposition; Devine Mercy; Morning and evening prayers.


Southeast Texas from Huntsville to Galveston.

Our magazine (newsletter)

"the Inside Edition". Six pages published quarterly. Free distribution to those who would like a copy.

About Our Prison Ministry

The office is planning a transitional living center for ex-offenders. We hope to house 10 to 15 men by the end of 2005.

Support In

Assisting us to maintain the transitional living facility. Clothing and food donations, and financial assistance for the utility support is greatly needed.


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